Catch these events in October and November
Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 9/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
You can't buy me love, but you can buy this 1967 fine-dye print The Beatles (George Harrison) by Richard Avedon, along with his trippy portraits of the three other members of the Fab Four. All part of 20th Century Photographs: The Elfering Collection, they're estimated to go for $200,000 to $300,000 at Christie's in New York. October 10; 212-636-2000; christies.com.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in New York, Modernism: A Century of Style and Design 1900-2000 celebrates furniture and objects from deco and Bauhaus to Joaquim Tenreiro's 1960's jacaranda dining chair, one of 10 offered by R 20th Century. The show takes place at the Seventh Regiment Armory, with 65 dealers and a gala preview to benefit the Brooklyn Museum. November 9-13; 212--5218; sanfordsmith.com.
J.B. Boyd brings the stark Namibian landscape's syringa trees to Charleston, South Carolina, in "The Africa Paintings" at Robert Lange Studios. Although the composition of Thinking About You is simple, Boyd's method is complex: He first takes a photo with a 35 millimeter camera; then he makes a pencil sketch of the composition, applies a wash of burnt sienna and turpentine, and layers in color with oils before glazing the surface with cold wax. October 7–December 3; 843-805-8052; robertlangestudios.com.
The Vietnam War yielded T-shirts emblazoned with the peace sign. Scarves, dresses, and even tablecloths produced during World War II made political statements, too, as seen in "Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945" at New York's Bard Graduate Center. This 1940's men's kimono is one item in the 130-piece show, which coincides with the 60th an- niversary of the end of World War II. November 18–February 5; 212-501-3000; bgc.bard.edu.
With "Bellissimo Bitossi: 50 Years of Italian Ceramic Excellence," London gallery Vessel pays tribute to the innovative manufacturer Ceramica Bitossi—relaunching limited-edition pieces made according to original sketches. Ettore Sottsass designed this foursome of footed ceramic bowls in the mid-1950's. Also look for the handiwork of Aldo Londi, Nathalie du Pasquier, and Marco Zanini. October 1–November 12; 44-20-7727-8001; vesselgallery.com.
"From Futurism to Arte Povera"
Through December 18
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London; 44-20-7704-9522; estorickcollection.com.
Jersey City Artists Studio Tour
Multiple venues; 201-547-4333; proartsjerseycity.org.
"Andrea Zittel: Critical Space"
October 1–January 1
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; 713-284-8250; camh.org.
Considered Space 4: Art and Design Auction
Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York; 212-695-2432; designtrust.org.
"Building Outside the Box: Creating the New Denver Art Museum"
October 15–November 12, 2006
Denver Art Museum; 720-865-5000; denverartmuseum.org.
"Safe: Design Takes on Risk"
October 16–January 2
Museum of Modern Art, New York; 212-708-9400; moma.org.
October 20–November 26
Bitforms Gallery, New York; 212-366-6939; bitforms.com.
Annual Conference of the China Institute of Interior Design
Guilin International Convention and Exhibition Center, Guangxi, China; 86-10-88355338; ciid.com.cn.
Navy Pier; 800-563-7632; sofaexpo.com.
"Thirties Glamour and the Allure of Bakelite"
October 29–April 2
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; 704-337-2000; mintmuseum.org.
November 2–January 29
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; 804-204-2704; vmfa.state.va.us.
"Matrix 154: Kota Ezawa"
November 3–February 5
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; 860-278-2670; wadsworthatheneum.org.
November 4–February 6
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; 31-20-5732-911; stedelijk.nl.
"Tracey Emin: Everything for Love"
November 5–December 17
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York; 212-255-2923; lehmannmaupin.com.
Eye on Opulence
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles; 310-657-0800; pacificdesigncenter.com.
Los Angeles Interior Design & Antiques Show
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium; 310-455-2886; caskeylees.com.
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York; 914-421-3206; ihmrs.com.
Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design
Mandarin Oriental, New York; 914-421-3253; ihmrs.com/goldkey.
"The Design Workshop: Seven Years of Design Build at Parsons"
November 17–December 19
Parsons the New School for Design, New York; 212-229-8919; parsons.edu.
"Decades in Glass: The '60s"
November 17–April 2
Corning Museum of Glass, New York; 800-732-6845; cmog.org.
"Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1988-2005"
November 19–January 29
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.
Celebrity Charity Chair Auction
Hilton Chicago; 312-565-4900; celebritychairauction.com.